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Film & Motion Design

The study programme for the film professionals and motion designers of tomorrow

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BA Film & Motion Design

What is this programme about? Film & Motion Design, BA

Our way of communicating, thinking and feeling is characterised by digital, interactive and time-based media. Being able to professionally develop and design within this multidisciplinary creative field is one of the most exciting and forward-looking contemporary activities. In the Film & Motion Design course you will be part of these innovative developments.

During this practice-oriented programme, you will get to know fundamental methods, concepts and techniques for the design of time-based media. From camera work and sound design, analog stop-motion animation, CGI and 3D modelling to digital compositing, hybrid film and visual music, the course offers a wide range of creative expression. In addition, you will learn more about the various methods and techniques of time-based media – exclusively from renowned lecturers from the creative industry. For the implementation of your project ideas you can use the professional equipment, audio and video hardware, post-production and animation software at our UE. You also have access to our professional animation and greenscreen studio. If you are interested in seeing what our student create and design during their studies, check out our Gallery.

Start | Language of instruction

  • Winter semester
  • Summer semester
  • English


  • Berlin

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  • EU applicants standard: € 708 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 12,100 yearly

Credits | Duration | Degree

  • 180 ECTS
  • 6 semesters
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Internship | Semester abroad

5th semester

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This course consists of six semesters. Find out what will you study by downloading the course’s curriculum.

The Bachelor’s degree programme Film & Motion Design is divided into various modules. In the foundational modules, we’ll first teach you the basic principles and techniques of artistic crafts, such as animation, storytelling, cinematography, sound design, 3D design, editing, post-production and digital composition. After you’ve learned these, you’ll be able to develop your own specialisations in elective modules. You will create music videos, documentaries, animation films and experimental short films. You will also design motion graphics, animated logos, explainer videos or spatial multimedia installations.

The theoretical element will cover important historical and contemporary developments in art, film, photography and design. In the 5th semester, you’ll have the opportunity to test out your newly-gained design skills in practice through an internship or a semester abroad.

The interdisciplinary and international concept of the university and the future- and job-oriented Bachelor’s in Film & Motion Design prepares you for the first step into the media industry, where both design skills and a growing network count. In the course of your studies, a comprehensive and versatile portfolio is created, which includes projects with cooperation partners from culture, research and business. Our teachers are your mentors because your success is our goal!

Our student Haider and Prof. Benjamin Dickmann, programme leader at UE Berlin, talking about the study programme and why they enjoy studing at UE.

Experience the benefits of staying connected with the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) and our successful graduates. Currently, about 90% of our alumni are employed, many of them have positions at renowned companies such as TikTok, ShareNow, DHL or are self-employed, and sometimes have founded their own start-up.

Cooperation Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

  • DuMont
  • Wall Decaux
  • Reports without Borders for Press Freedom
  • TOA

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Learn from our Experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

Prof. Benjamin Dickmann

Prof. Benjamin Dickmann

Benjamin Dickmann is the Programme Director for Film & Motion Design at University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Berlin campus. Contact us to know more!
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Prof. Benjamin Hohnheiser

Prof. Benjamin Hohnheiser

Learn from our Film and Motion design expert Benjamin Hohnheiser and study animation and 3d design at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences.
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